Ahhhh, friends, it’s finally here!!!
If you didn’t see my big news last week, Merry Men (book 2 in my Tales of Nottingham trilogy) was officially published on November 19th! Merry Men was such a long time coming, this book being written and edited across three moves and a baby surprise, but I’m so excited to finally get it into your hands!
“Jon should have shot you when he had the chance.”
With Robin Hood in hiding and the Sheriff ransacking the realms to find him, Marion’s fought to save Robin Hood supporters and further thwart the Sheriff’s schemes. The people whisper of her being the next Robin Hood, but Marion never wanted the legacy. All she wants is to atone for her mistakes, prove she’s on the right side, and learn Robin’s whereabouts. Then she’ll be back where she belongs.
Robin, on the other hand, doesn’t want to be found. Marion’s betrayal was a blow to the whole gang, and he still reels from it, unsure if he can trust those around him, including himself. Marion’s arrival further complicates things, and her truth gets shrouded by her lies, and Robin’s forgiveness by his fear. But in the face of their most deadly challenge yet, Marion, Robin, and the rest of the gang will have to put aside their differences to survive.
Robin Hood has cheated death for as long as he can remember. What happens if Death cheats him?
(I’ll just be over here flailing about it. *bounces* Not going to lie, it’s probably one of my favorite synopses I’ve ever written!)
And here are some things readers are already saying…
“Thief has stolen your heart, but Merry Men will demolish your soul. A war for forgiveness, wholeness, freedom, and family—Merry Men stands, raw and poignant, among its peers. This second installment in the Tales of Nottingham is a gritty, fantastical portrayal of what it means to be both legend and human.”
~C.S. Taylor, writer and blogger, @thefoldedworld + https://thefoldedworld.wordpress.com/
“Book two of the Tales of Nottingham is an amazing read, full of exciting twists and beautiful locations. The character arcs, especially for Marion and Grayson, pick up where Thief left off and were very enjoyable to read and see how much they grow through the book events. All in all, it was a five-star read, and I’m so excited for the next book!”
~ Joyce Flanagan, writer and bookstagrammer, @libri_joyceae
“Merry Men took me on a journey full of love, found family, action, and of course some much-needed romance.”
~ Dianna Teixeira, writer and bookstagrammer, @dtbooks_beyond_the_pages
So thankful for these early reviews as they start pouring in, especially since reviews are so important for visibility as an indie author. <3 <3 <3 And I continue to be thankful for all of you who have been following my social media, blog, and journey as an author! 2020 has been the year of curveballs, and there are days where it’s been hard to brush myself off, get up, and try again. But you guys have continued to support me and be an encouragement and light, and I’m really thankful for all of you. Just really wanted you guys to know that! *sends air hugs*
But enough of Savanna being sappy, I know, I know… *winks*
How about some fun character things in honor of release day, huh? I found some super cool templates on Pinterest and would love to play a game where I try to describe the characters based on the descriptions given in the templates. I hope it gets you even more intrigued about my Tales of Nottingham characters! (Please Note: Templates were not created by me. I claim no rights to them.) Without further ado…
Robin: March with a touch of June
Marion: February and September
Jon: July and October
Ambrosia: May and July
Robin: Camp Half-Blood
Ambrosia: Hogwarts/Camp Half-Blood
Robin: Toffee meets Mint Chocolate Chip
Marion: Strawberry meets Vanilla
Jon: Cookie Dough (but definitely straight) meets Strawberry
Ambrosia: Mint Chocolate Chip
Tuck: Vanilla 110%
Readers of Tales of Nottingham — would you agree? Disagree? If you feel like playing with your characters or characters from your favorite book, definitely drop a comment! I think these templates are so much fun and it’d be super cool to get a little game going!
And just thank you guys so much again for your continued support with Merry Men‘s release day and beyond… I couldn’t do it without you! If you’re interested in checking out my signed paperback options OR my e-books for $1.99, you can find them HERE!